Studies of psychosocial influences on coronary artery atherogenesis in cynomolgus monkeys

Health Psychol. 1988;7(2):113-24. doi: 10.1037//0278-6133.7.2.113.


The cynomolgus macaque provides a suitable primate model for studying how psychosocial factors contribute to coronary artery atherogenesis. Important interactions with diet, sex, and behaviorally elicited cardiovascular reactivity are described.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Coronary Disease / psychology*
  • Disease Models, Animal*
  • Dominance-Subordination
  • Female
  • Heart / physiopathology
  • Macaca fascicularis
  • Male
  • Stress, Psychological / physiopathology